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Who do the county commissioners really work for?

| November 21, 2021 1:00 AM

This week at their business meeting, the Bonner County commissioners seemed offended when I asked who they worked for — the developers or the public? It's a fair question when they decided to charge the public $1,300 for daring to ask for a public hearing.

Dan McDonald said they couldn't waive the fees, even though the county attorney admitted the law was open to interpretation. Well now that we've dug deep to help pay the fee to just ask for a public hearing regarding Clagstone Ranch (a 72-lot subdivision that never had a public hearing) the commissioners can show us who they work for.

If they really don't work for the developers, they can put all that money that we gave them where their mouth is and give the public the hearing we never got on that Clagstone Ranch development. If not, well, what does that tell you?